Author Archives: Amy Ryland

Five Things I’ve learnt about raising a puppy.

Scratch Blog

Can I start with a confession? I didn’t want a dog. With three young kids to wrangle, I felt like my capacity to care for something else super cute and horribly needy was close to zero. So, I pushed back and despite years of begging, I held strong. We’re not missing out on anything, I’d […]

Overnight Oats

overnight oats

Try these three really easy ways to make brekkie interesting and delicious. MANGO COCONUT OVERNIGHT OATS For the oats: 1/2 cup coconut yoghurt 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup Nut Bliss NOM Milk (oat, hazelnut, almond or cashew milk) 1 Tbsp chia seeds 1/2 tsp vanilla 1-2 Tbsp Pureharvest Rice Malt Syrup (optional) Toppings 2 […]

A helpful guide to shopping sustainable

From clothing to cooking, cleaning and entertaining the kids, there’s a sustainable brand for every occasion. Citizen Wolf Citizen Wolf have re-engineered the way clothes are made at scale to be carbon negative and custom fit for every body. Because two-thirds of all clothing made globally end in landfills within 12 months, they are passionate […]

Burgerland – Fish Burgers

Burgerland - fish burgers

You will need: 300g / 10.58oz rockling or firm white fish  1 egg, beaten   1 cup panko breadcrumbs   1/4 cup plain flour  4 slices of American cheese  4 little buns  butter lettuce  For the tartare sauce:  160g / 5.64oz whole-egg mayo 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley  1 tbsp finely chopped tarragon 1 tbsp finely sliced […]

Father’s Day gift ideas (that aren’t socks and jocks!)

A Cool Gift Guide For Dads

From wilderness getaways, watches and craft beer to clever tees, matching boardies and Nick Cave: we’ve got you covered for a range of rad dad gift ideas. Tom and Teddy You know when you walk into a kid’s clothes shop and wish they had it in your size? Well, Tom and Teddy get it and have created […]

Haircuts By Children.

Haircuts By Children

When we give kids more power, we allow adults an opportunity to be more vulnerable. And that’s exactly what the world needs, argues Creative Director Darren O Donnell. You’re the founding director of Mammalian Diving Reflex. What’s your company about? Mammalian Diving Reflex started in 1993. I trained as an actor initially. We did stage-based […]


Savoury muffins

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes What you need: Makes 24 mini muffins 1 1/2 cups wholemeal spelt flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup natural or Greek yoghurt (dairy or coconut) 1/2 cup milk (dairy or plant-based) 2 free-range eggs 1 cup pumpkin puree (See tips) 1/2 cup finely grated carrot 1 […]

Yoga for kids

A LITTLE NOTE BEFORE YOU PRACTISE POSES. The poses and practices offered can be fun and challenging in a good way! They can also help when you need to deal with difficult emotions like anger or frustration, sadness, even loneliness. Before you try them, please make sure an adult has helped you practise each one. […]


Sibling Rivalry

Few relationships are as complicated, as close, as glorious and infuriating as the ones we share with our siblings. Even our romantic relationships, as textured and occasionally rocky as they are, pale in comparison; at least we get to choose who we create family with. Our siblings are simply there, foisted upon us without our […]

Parenting around the world

Parenting around the world

Life in My Shoes: Parenting in Mullumbimby, New South Wales with Lotte Barnes-King and Lia-Belle King discussing same-sex parenting, community living and meditation. Interviewed by Nicole Lutze Shoutout: We’re proudly partnering with Birkenstock to bring you Life In My Shoes: A series of interviews with parents from all around the world. Love. Lotte: Lia and I met […]

Make a simple 8 page Zine with kids

How to make a zine

(from just a piece of paper!) A zine, pronounced zeen (just like the end of the word magazine), is a homemade publication. There are no set rules for making zines. A zine can be about anything you’re interested in. Really! There are all kinds: fanzines (a zine about something or someone you love), cooking zines, […]